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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour

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Explore some of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations on this day tour of Phillip Island from Melbourne. Acquaint yourself with some of the most unique animals in the world found only in Australia. Enjoy the iconic Penguin Parade on Phillip Island and visit the famous Brighton Beach boxes and more on this all exclusive day tour of Phillip Island.


  • Depart Melbourne around midday and head to the city’s most vibrant attraction - the Brighton Beach bathing boxes.

  • Journey through Melbourne’s suburbs to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a unique Australian wildlife experience.

  • Go on a guided wildlife walk and see native Australian animals such as koalas, Tasmanian devils, emus & hand feed Kangaroos and Wallabies.

  • Head to Phillip Island and visit Point Grant and The Nobbies for irresistible views of coastal Victoria from the boardwalk overlooking Westernport Bay, Bass Strait and the Seal Rocks.

  • Watch hundreds of Little Penguins return from the sea and waddle their way to their burrows at the Penguin Parade.

  • Upgrade your ticket to include a Penguins Plus or Underground Viewing Experience and enjoy the Penguin Parade from an exclusive observing area.


  • Brighton Beach Boxes

  • Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park

  • Hand feed wallabies, emus & more

  • Entry to Point Grant and The Nobbies

  • Access to Phillip Island Penguin Parade

  • Tour + Penguin Plus Upgrade (optional)

  • Tour + Underground Viewing Experience (optional)


  • Food & drinks

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

1.9K Ratings
Sharon Eels



Jan, 2024

Loved moonlit sanctuary, getting up close to the animals was great. Also the penguin parade, such awesome little animals. Israel our driver made the whole experience a joy with his knowledge & friendliness
Desiree ten Brinke



Mar, 2024

All stops were great, but seeing the penguins popping out of the see, walking nearby was amazing.
Lynda Leibrock



Apr, 2024

Uma M Rajendran



Feb, 2024

Lee Lay Hua



Nov, 2023

This epic adventure to Phillip Island will acquaint you with some of Australia's most iconic wildlife as you spend your day in the company of penguins, koalas, and more. Once you board the coach, the group will head to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park on the Mornington Peninsula, before heading to Phillip Island for the Penguin Parade.

Brighton Beach Boxes

The first stop on your journey will be the Brighton Beach Boxes - Melbourne’s most colorful attraction. Spend some time relaxing at the beach and taking photographs of the 82 multi-colored beach huts that line the shore of one of Melbourne’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

The journey to Phillip Island continues through the suburbs of Melbourne before stopping at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Mornington Peninsula. The sanctuary is a 25-acre park that is home to native Australian animals, including many endangered ones. You can see Tasmanian devils, emus, wombats, dingoes, and more. You can also hand-feed wallabies at the park. Please note that the Koala encounter at Moonlit Sanctuary is optional. The encounter must be booked on arrival at Moonlit Sanctuary – just talk to your friendly tour guide so they can help you book this in on the day.

Phillip Island

After the sanctuary, you will make your way to Phillip Island. Your first stop on the island will be Point Grant and The Nobbies. The westernmost point on the island, Point Grant affords spectacular views of the surrounding bay. As you walk along the boardwalk, you will see Little Penguins hiding under the boardwalk or peeking their heads out from the burrows as they wait for their mates to return for the night. You will also be able to see Seal Rocks and a horde of Australian Fur Seals that call the rocky outcrop home.

Penguin Parade

The final item on your day tour of Phillip Island will also be the highlight of everyone’s experience - the iconic Penguin Parade. With this standard entry ticket, make your way to the arena as the sun begins to set as it marks the imminent start of the parade. Watch in amazement as Little Penguins leave the sea and waddle past you as they head back to their burrows. A daily ritual that has attracted thousands of visitors to the island, you will see hundreds of penguins reunite with their mates and share kisses, make little dance moves and head to their burrows for the night - capping the day with an unforgettable wildlife experience.

What to Bring

  • Dress appropriately for all weather conditions (warm clothes and layers for winter and sunscreen and a hat for summer).

  • Snacks and a refillable water bottle.

  • Swimming costume if you want to take a dip.

What's not allowed

  • Photography is not allowed during the Penguin Parade.


Winter (AEST)

  • Daily: 10am to 11am

Summer (AEDT)

  • Daily: 11am to 12pm

Your tickets will be emailed to you shortly. Please display the ticket to your tour guide along with a valid photo ID during pick-up.

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